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FX's ‘American Horror Story: Cult’ Scares Up 6.9 Million Viewers

FX’s anthology series American Horror Story: Cult drew 6.9 million viewers on a Nielsen Live +3 basis for its Sept. 5 premiere, said network officials.

The Ryan Murphy-produced series – the seventh iteration of the American Horror Story anthology franchise – also drew 4.5 million adult 18-49 viewers, making it the second most-watched basic cable entertainment program of 2017 year-to-date in both the demo and on a total audience basis behind AMC’s The Walking Dead, said network officials.

Including non-linear viewing, the series averaged 6.91 million total viewers for its premiere telecast, said FX.